Most people know about the 202020 eye care rule by now. Optometrists, eye surgeons, and specialists are recommending this quick treatment for eye strain with all the screen time everyone gets. Here is how to do the 20-20-20 rule for eyes.

202020 eye care rule

This technique is very simple to remember and do. The hard part is reminding yourself to stop every 20 minutes when using the screen. People do not blink near as much when using computers and Smartphones. Unknowingly, we can sit for hours with only a blink every fifteen minutes or so. Kids are especially susceptible to overusing digital devices.

Start by looking away from the computer for a period of 20 seconds every 20 minutes. The third part of the equation is to look 20 feet away for this time. To remind yourself to do this every 20 minutes, you can set a timer on your phone or computer. To help your eyes further, you can get a drink of water every time the timer goes off.

The 20-20-20 rule for eyes helps reduce eyestrain, headaches, blurry vision, and other symptoms of using digital devices. Other tips include closing your eyes for 20 seconds. You can also go outdoors and get a breath of fresh air to make sure you focus on distant things at least 20 feet away.

About Dr. Columbus

Dr. ColumbusDr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.